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pericardium the membrane enclosing the heart, consisting of an outer fibrous layer and an inner double layer of serous membrane.
veins one of the system of branching vessels or tubes conveying blood from various parts of the body to the heart.
capillaries any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules.
arteries an important route in a system of roads, rivers, or railroad lines.
oxygenated supply, treat, charge, or enrich with oxygen.
deoxygenated remove oxygen from.
agglutination Agglutination is the process that occurs if an antigen is mixed with its corresponding antibody called agglutination
ventricles each of the two main chambers of the heart, left and right.
atria a central hall or court in a modern building, with rooms or galleries opening off it, often glass-covered.
septum a partition separating two chambers, such as that between the nostrils or the chambers of the heart.
valves a device for controlling the passage of fluid or air through a pipe, duct, etc., especially an automatic device allowing movement in one direction only.
antibodies a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances that the body recognizes as alien, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood.
pulse a rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck.
plasma the colorless fluid part of blood, lymph, or milk, in which corpuscles or fat globules are suspended.
platelets a small colorless disk-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting.
white blood cells a colorless cell that circulates in the blood and body fluids and is involved in counteracting foreign substances and disease; a white (blood) cell.
red blood cells Erythrocytes contain the pigment hemoglobin, which imparts the red color to blood, and transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.
vaccine a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one
immunity the ability of an organism to resist a particular infection or toxin by the action of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells.
cancer the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.
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